Erik brings with him an extensive background in rowing and multisport. He has competed at an elite level in both for the past 14 years while pursuing academic degrees equally as impressive as his athletic accomplishments.
Erik took his early success to Rutgers University, where he rowed against top elite teams such as Harvard, Princeton and Yale in the exclusive Eastern Sprints League. Following his achievements at Rutgers, Erik competed for Riverside Boat Club and Undine Barge Club. While there, Erik took gold in several Championship events.
With this extensive athletic background, Erik turned his attention to multisport with great success. Erik has garnered notable finishes both on a local and national scale. In 2011, Erik was ranked 2nd in the nation among 25-29 year old duathletes. In 2012, Erik finished Top 20 and 8th overall amateur at Ironman Lake Placid, where he qualified for the World Championships at Kona. He also qualified for and competed in the 70.3 World Championships at Las Vegas.
Erik is currently racing for the Snapple Elite Triathlon Team. Erik also continues his passion for academics through his involvement with Teach for America, with which he just finished a 2 year commitment. Erik has a Master's Degree from The University of Pennsylvania in Education. Erik believes that with careful planning and determination, anything is possible. He brings with him proof that an individual can live their dream and is committed to helping others live it as well.